Junior forward Shakayla Thomas has one of her 14 career 20-point games against UVA, which came in last year’s 70-48 win in Tallahassee. Thomas went 10-of-13 from the field and scored 20 points in the win.
In one of the best games of this year’s women’s basketball season, No. 4 FSU fell at home to No. 8 Texas in double overtime, 92-88, on Monday in Tallahassee. In the loss, Texas became the first team to shoot 50 percent or better against the Seminoles this season, shooting 50.7 percent. Prior to that matchup, FSU held opponents to under 50 percent from the floor in each of its first 25 games this season.
Junior center Ama Degbeon has been a huge component for the Seminoles lately. The German native is coming off consecutive double-figure points performances for the first time ever, totaling 11 vs. Wake Forest and 13 last game against Texas (including 7-of-8 from the free throw line).
A start by Brown vs. UVA would break the career record for most starts by a Seminole. She is currently tied with Natasha Howard (2010-14) at 127.
FSU has scored 80+ points on the road in 7 of its last 8 games. The Seminoles average 82.7 points on the road, slightly higher than its overall season average (82.5).
Following Thursday’s game, FSU has a quick turnaround when it hosts Clemson on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.